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China slams European border levy proposal

Today 11:45am - Chinese President Xi Jinping slammed the European Union’s plan for a carbon border levy in a call with the leaders of France and Germany on Friday (16 April), according to state media.

Monsoon changes set to cause havoc

Today 11:45am - As the world warms, monsoon changes are set to cause havoc across a huge and densely populated swathe of the planet. The great South Asian summer monsoon will become both stronger and less reliable.

Biden's climate test

Today 11:45am - Joe Biden faces a key test of his commitment to climate action this week, when he sets out his core plans for tackling the climate crisis and calls on all of the world’s major economies to join him in bold action to slash greenhouse gas emissions in the next ten years.

Investors pressure Toyota over climate stance

Today 11:45am - Japan's Toyota Motor signalled a shift in its climate change stance on Monday (Apr 19), saying it would review its lobbying and be more transparent on what steps it is taking as it faces increased activist and investor pressure.

The campaign against the climate

Today 11:45am - A 30-year-long project by some in the oil industry, who have spent millions of dollars manipulating public opinion and perceptions of climate change, is revealed in a new Al Jazeera documentary by Danish filmmaker Mads Ellesoe.

Sachs condemns BBC framing of climate vs human rights

Monday - The BBC's framing of upcoming talks between the US and China as a contest between human rights concerns and climate action came in for a blistering attack from Jeffrey Sachs, a former director of the Earth Institute and professor of economics at Columbia University.

Time for Australia to stop bluffing on climate change

Monday - Australia is like a firefighter holding a hose with one hand and a box of matches in another when it comes to climate change. And according to two Aussie academic, it's only going to get worse.

Five culinary winners and losers of climate change

Monday - From wines in Canada to mushrooms in the Czech Republic, some foods will fare better than others on a hot planet.

Shell offsets emissions with efficient stoves in Africa

Monday - Sustainable energy services provider C-Quest Capital has signed a deal with Shell Eastern Trading to fund the generation of more than 60 million carbon credits using clean cookstoves in Africa.

Indian government country's biggest investor in coal-fired generators

Monday - Government support and public money investment into coal is the only factor keeping India away from shrinking its coal capacity. The latest data shows that private sector has taken a step back and...

Asia pushes ahead on carbon markets

Friday - Despite the economic challenges posed by Covid-19, the past year was marked by a growing number of pledges from Asian countries to reach carbon neutrality.

Fed's focus on climate change defended

Friday - Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell on Wednesday defended the Fed’s increasing scrutiny of the threat that climate change could pose to the health of the United States’ banks.

Tech billionaires' climate change solutions might not be helping

Friday - Climate change appears to be high on the agenda for tech billionaires like Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates but some are questioning whether they’re focusing their efforts on the right areas.

Just 3 per cent of world’s ecosystems remain intact

Friday - Just three per cent of the world’s land remains ecologically intact with healthy populations of all its original animals and undisturbed habitat, a study suggests.

Is 'frugal innovation' Africa's ticket to green development?

Friday - Cash-short Africa will need "frugal innovation" based on simple, local solutions to deal with serious and growing problems, from climate change to a surging youth population and a lack of jobs,...

Sustainability despite Covid-19

Friday - Media Release - Oxygen Consulting in collaboration with the Sustainable Business Council (SBC), Sustainable Business Network (SBN) and Auckland University of Technology (AUT) have launched their 2021...

Europe risks €87 billion in stranded fossil gas assets

Thursday - Europe is building or planning to build €87 billion worth of fossil gas infrastructure in a continued expansion of pipelines and LNG terminals, despite the need to halve emissions by 2030.

Mexico’s cactuses find novel path to cooler climate

Thursday - Rainforests are prized for storing carbon, but Mexico’s cactuses are also vital to climate cooling, and provide leather too.

Youth of the world unite

Thursday - Youth activists are uniting to form a list of demands before President Biden’s Earth Day summit.

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